Islington team make winning start to new season against Kensington & Chelsea Knights

Manie Joses of Islington side Access2Sports

Manie Joses of Islington side Access2Sports - Credit: Archant

Access2Sports star Manie Joses made a blistering start to the new Community Basketball League season, racking up half of his team’s points in their 24-6 victory over Kensington & Chelsea Knights.

Joses, who scored 12 points, was in irresistible form throughout the game as the Islington side took an early lead and never surrendered it, going in at half-time with a 12-4 advantage.

They extended that in the second half to run out comfortable winners in their opening fixture, with Joses named as his side’s MVP.

He said: “It’s great to be back and I’m really happy we won our first game of the season. I feel it is time to show everyone that we’re the team to beat!

“My team and I have worked really hard and we are proud to represent our borough in the CBL. We look forward to playing against both new and familiar competition this year.”

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